Brooke, a leftist and millennial living in Los Angeles with her girlfriend, gets saddled with hosting her homophobic, Trump-supporting Aunt for a night because of an unexpected layover at LAX. Brooke and her Aunt haven't spoken since the last presidential election, so the real question is: can they put politics aside and make it through one night together in close quarters?
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An Atlanta native, Skyler's love of all things film and television, and her interest in creating complex, layered, female characters, started at an early age. After being accepted into Columbia College Hollywood in 2007, she made the move to Los Angeles. Many opportunities followed, including internships in Casting and Production at CBS Studios ("The Young and the Restless"), ABC Studios ("Grey's Anatomy, "Scandal", "Prime Suspect"), Colbert Mento Casting ("Step Up 3D, "Warm Bodies", "Destination Wedding"), and casting several student films for Columbia College Hollywood.
After graduation, she went on to work in commercials at Prime Casting, cast short films, and created the award-winning, dramedy web series, Reckless Juliets. The series follows four teenage girls as they navigate their way through high school and womanhood, and touches on themes such as mental illness, suicide, LGBTQIA characters, and the complexity of female friendships. The series has gone on to win awards at festivals like First Glance Philadelphia Film Festival, Best Shorts Competition, KAPOW Intergalactic Film Festival, and SoCal Creative and Innovative Film Festival.
Lyn Ventimiglia has been acting, singing, performing and writing original scripts and monologues since she was a child. Ventimiglia is originally from the Washington DC area, where she trained at the Adventure Theatre Musical Theater Academy, the Theater Lab, Act Two Performing Arts, The Levine School of Music, Act Two, Signature Theatre, and more. She went on to study at the University of the Arts in their musical theater program in Philadelphia, PA, where she continued to train in acting, singing, and performance. She earned her SAG eligibility in the 1950’s set major motion picture “My One & Only” when she was fourteen and has been acting on film ever since. She is currently studying in Cambridge, MA, pursuing a Bachelors degree at Harvard University Extension School.
Lyn Ventimiglia is especially focused on creating women and LGBTQ driven stories in film with strong female characters. Ventimiglia also wants to see more women behind the scenes as well in all aspects of production. The screenplay for "Layover" has garnered an Honorable Mention for Best Short Screenplay in the Queen Palm International Film Festival and a win for Best LGBTQ Genre and Dark Comedy Short Screenplay in the LA Live Film Festival 2018. Lyn has garnered 5 wins and 7 nominations for her work on Layover, including Best Actress in a Comedy and Best Actress of Fest Nomination in Actors Awards LA November 2019,
Best Writer for a Family Drama, Best LGBTQ Film, Best Family Drama in the Los Angeles Live Film Festival 2019 hosted by Regal Cinemas, an Honorable Mention for Best Short Film in Florence Film Awards November 2019. Layover is also an Official Selection in the Independent Short Awards for January 2020.
The creators of Layover are pumped to announced that the film is now also an Official Selection in the January 2020 Independent Short Awards.
Lyn Ventimiglia is thrilled and humbled to have won Best Actress in a Comedy and to have received a Best Actress of Fest Nomination in November 2019's Actors Awards Los Angeles.
The creators of Layover are honored and proud to share the team has brought home 4 wins in the 2019 LA Live Film Festival. Lyn Ventimiglia won Best Writer for a Family Drama, Sandie Sepaniak won Best Actress in a Comedy, and the film won Best LGBTQ Film and Best Family Drama! Our producers and actors loved walking the red carpet and seeing Layover on the big screen again.
The creators of Layover are honored to have been included in November 2019's Florence Film Awards and to have won an Honorable Mention for Best Short Film. They are also grateful to be included as a nomination for Honorable Mention for Best Short Film for Florence Film Awards Annual 2020 Ceremony.
The creators of Layover are honored to have been included in the 2018 LA Live Film Festival's line-up of screenplay selections. Thank you to LA Live for your recognition to our team for Best LGBTQ Genre and Dark Comedy Short Screenplay.
The creators of Layover are honored to have been included as a Crown Official Selection in the Queen Palms Film Festival in 2018, and to have won an Honorable Mention for Best Screenplay!
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